Thursday, May 26, 2011
[press release] Tall Ships, the loop pedal wielding trio from Brighton, by way of Falmouth, have been confirmed to support We Are Scientists on their June UK tour. The dates, which include Koko in London, will be the biggest so far for the three-piece, following on from last years treks with Minus The Bear, 65 Days of Static and Maps And Atlases, as well as their current jaunt with Three Trapped Tigers.
Alongside supporting We Are Scientists, Tall Ships have added two shows in Kingston on 16th June; playing an intimate, free instore at Banquet Records (6pm) before hitting New Slang later that evening. They also play a number of summer festivals including Bestival, 2000 Trees and (the freshly announced) Hop Farm, the same day as none other than Prince! Straight after this they hit the studio to record their debut album, set for release in Spring 2012. Having been picked out by NME as one of the 20 bands you must see at last weekends Great Escape and earning unanimous glowing reviews from all who saw them at Live At Leeds, this summer promises to be very bright indeed.
'Hit The Floor', the bands next single, is released on 7" vinyl via Big Scary Monsters/Blood And Biscuits on 13th June and is expected to sell out on pre-order alone. It's available now from www.bsmrocks.com.
Stream 'Hit The Floor' via Soundcloud (below) and check out the video for recent single, 'Plate Tectonics', here!
Current tour dates:
26th May – Preston, Mad Ferret (with TTT)
27th May – Bristol, Start The Bus (with TTT)
28th May – Brighton, Elizabeth Manor House, Meadowlands Festival
31st May – London, Cargo (with TTT)
1st June - Exeter, Lemon Grove (with We Are Scientists)
13th June - Middlesbrough, Empire (with WAS)
14th June - Leamington Spa, Assembly (with WAS)
15th June - London, Koko (with WAS)
16th June - Kingston, Banquet instore (6pm) and New Slang (11pm)
17th June - Brighton, Concorde 2 (with WAS)
"The mathy skronk of Battles, Foals’ wounded hearts and The xx’s sense of space, all tempered by a freeness of mind that only comes from breathing a dose of sea air each morning" - NME
"Hit The Floor is biting, brilliant and certain to rope you in" - Q
Hit The Floor by Tall Ships
Posted by Dan Goldin at 5:45 PM